Apia car hire

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Apia car hire information

Pick-up locationApia
Car types
Hire locations8
Airport locations4

Cheap car hire in Apia

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Apia

  • Renting cheap car rentals in Apia allows visitors to move around the city with ease and convenience. Apia has limited public transport options, and taxis can be expensive. Having Apia car rentals allows visitors the freedom and flexibility to visit sights in and around Apia on their own terms. This is particularly helpful for visitors who have a tight schedule or want to explore multiple locations in a day. Some of the places that are worth visiting in and around Apia and are more accessible if you have a car include the Papaseea Sliding Rocks, Sopoaga Water Falls, and Piula Cave Pool. These locations are not easily accessible by foot or public transport.
  • The Apia Faleolo Airport (APW) is located approximately 18 miles west of Apia. It takes roughly 30 minutes to drive from the airport to downtown Apia. When getting Apia car rentals at the Apia Faleolo Airport, it is important to have a valid driver's license and a credit card. Also, you must be at least 21 years old to enjoy a car rental in Apia. Rental car offices can be found in the arrivals hall of the airport terminal. It is recommended to book a rental car in advance, as availability may be limited.
  • Driving cheap car rentals in Apia can be quite different from driving in other parts of the world. Most rental cars offered in Apia are right-hand drive, which can take some getting used to. There are many pedestrians and cyclists in Apia, and they are a common sight on the roads. Drivers should be patient and give these people the right of way when necessary. Additionally, there are many cars and trucks on the roads in Apia, but the most common form of transport is the bus. Visitors may also see motorcycles and scooters on the roads as well.
  • Driving in Apia, Samoa, can present some challenges to visitors, especially those who are not familiar with the area. Rush hour in Apia is generally between 7:30 am to 9:30 am and 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Another thing to note is that road conditions in Samoa can be variable, with some roads being in poor condition and others being well-maintained. Some of the roads in the urban areas can also be narrow and winding, which can be tricky when driving cheap car rentals in Apia. It is important to always be aware of the road conditions and adjust your driving accordingly.
  • Book your car hire in Apia at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Apia are around -13% cheaper than other car types, on average

Apia car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Apia 
Verified travelerJan 2024
I would rent a truck if you live far from town just because of all the potholes etc in the road and make sure you get a car that has appleplay/bluetooth & AC!
Verified travelerAug 2023
use your horn, turn left at lights if red light, stick to speed limit, be aware of rush hour so you can avoid it

FAQs about hiring a car in Apia

  • What is the most popular car hire in Apia?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Apia.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Apia?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Apia?

    An Economy car hire in Apia costs R1 503 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Apia?

    A Compact car hire in Apia costs R1 112 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Apia?

    An Intermediate car hire in Apia costs R1 082 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Apia?

    It is recommended to choose a small sedan or hatchback car for driving in Apia as they are easy to maneuver in the city's narrow and congested roads. Additionally, compact cars have better fuel efficiency, which would be more cost-effective given the high fuel prices in Samoa. If you will be driving outside the city, particularly in mountainous areas, it is recommended to rent a 4WD vehicle. The terrain in the rural areas around Apia can be rugged, unpaved, and may require greater ground clearance than is offered by a small sedan or hatchback.

  • What’s the speed limit in Apia?

    The speed limits in Apia are generally set at 40 km/h (25 mph) in urban areas and built-up zones. On open roads outside of urban areas, the speed limit typically increases to 56 km/h (35 mph) or 72 km/h (45 mph), depending on the specific road conditions and signage. However, it is important to note that speed limits can vary in Samoa, and it is vital to adhere to the posted signs and local regulations.

  • Where are the best places to park in Apia?

    The Central Business District (CBD) Car Park in Apia is a secure parking lot located in the city center, and the cost to park is typically around WS$2 (approximately $0.80) per hour. Apia Mall Car Park is also available for public parking. The price is similar to the CBD Car Park. Additionally, there are several street parking options on Beach Road that offer free parking. However, it may be difficult to find a parking spot in this area, especially during busy times.

Apia car rental reviews and directory

Budget

3,8

Cleanliness

4.4

Comfort

3.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.5

Value for money

3.6

2 locations in Apia

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Locations in Apia

Faleolo Airport

+685 20561

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Npf Building Beach Road

+685 20561

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:30 - 16:30
Thursday08:30 - 16:30
Friday08:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30

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2,0 Poor

Sep 2022

KAYAK
They accept the booking and when my family pick it up they said no car available bad service

4,4 Mediocre

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The people at the office in Apia were pleasant and nice to work with.

Cons:

There was no Budget office at the airport. There was no shuttle or driver to meet me and take me to their office which is in Apia about 40 minutes away. I ended up paying for a taxi just to go to Apia and get my rental car that was advertised as being available for pick up at the airport. If you rent with Budget, call their Apia office directly and arrange a pickup.

10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Rachel was very accommodating & supportive of my car needs.

6,0 Okay

May 2023

KAYAK
The pick up and drop off were easy and quick, I feel we paid to much for a car in poor condition, it was adequate for what we needed,

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2023

KAYAK
First my booking confirmation got lost in the local office and I didn't get a car. One day later by surprise I met the staff in front of the city Office and they promised me to get the car that afternoon. And I received it ! Then everything went well with the car. Thanks to Budget Apia staff.

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Avis

4,0

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Apia

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Locations in Apia

Asco Motors Building

+685 20486

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30

Terminal Building

+685 20486

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

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Hertz

6,1

Okay

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3 locations in Apia

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Locations in Apia

Faelolo Intl Airport

+685 77 22668

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

Siumu Village

+685 35388

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30

Vaitele Village

+685 22668

Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30

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2 locations in Apia

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Locations in Apia

Fagalii Airport

(685) 29230

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Faleolo International Airport

(685) 45764

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6 travellers who hired a car in Apia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

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Most popular car type

Economy

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